December 7, 2016

President Obama said in his Dec. 3 weekly address that he would sign the legislation into law "as soon as it reaches my desk."

December 7, 2016

In an interview with Time published Tuesday morning to accompany his being chosen as the magazine’s “Person of the Year,” President-elect Donald Trump told the magazine that one of his goals as president is lowering the cost of prescription drugs.  

December 7, 2016

The brand unites American Homecare Federation, At-Home IV Infusion Professional, BioRx, MedPro Rx and XAS infusion services under Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group. 

December 7, 2016

The certification was awarded by both the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), both national nonprofit standards organizations.

December 5, 2016

In an effort to contain costs and both improve and expand care, pharmacists will more and more play an integral role in healthcare, as illustrated by these five key trends identified by McKesson analysts.

December 2, 2016

The score Amber Pharmacy earned a score of 74 on a 100-point scale that looks at the likelihood patients will recommend their pharmacy to someone else — the second-highest score of all 38 specialty pharmacies assessed by Zitter Health Insights.

December 2, 2016

The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple myeloma in patients who have received at least one other treatment.

November 29, 2016

Walgreens opened the doors to its latest specialty pharmacy in the Columbus, Ohio market, Columbus Business First reported Tuesday. "With the brand name 'Community, A Walgreens Pharmacy,' the facility opened this week at 114 W. 3rd Ave., in an office building next to Select Specialty Hospital, which provides short-term rehabilitation stays after hospitalization for surgery, stroke and other reasons," Columbus Business reported. To date, Walgreens has more than 250 pharmacies operating under the Community banner, the report added. (Columbus Business First)

November 28, 2016

Both companies have confirmed that they are in preliminary discussions. 

November 21, 2016

Diplomat has begun dispensing Shire’s recently launched primary immunodeficiency treatment. 

November 17, 2016

The new Phoenix headquarters includes an 8,000-square-foot clean room that is nearly three times the space available at Avella’s previous location.

November 17, 2016

A new survey from InCrowd found that 84% of surveyed physicians in dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology and rheumatology said they expect to prescribe, will prescribe or look forward to prescribing more biosimilars in the coming three years. 

November 16, 2016
The companies said their biosimilar candidate, ABP 215, is the most advanced of the four oncologic biosimilars they are developing, and they believe it’s the first submission for an Avastin biosimilar. 
 
November 16, 2016

The drug, which was approved in September, is indicated to treat adult and pediatric patients aged two years and over with primary immunodeficiency — a group of more than 300 genetic disorders that prevent the immune system from functioning properly. 

November 14, 2016

Avella said that the acquisition would further its strategic vision to become the nation’s leading omni-site specialty pharmacy and add breadth to its compounding and oncology-focused capabilities and offerings. 

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2016

The 300,000-sq. ft. corporate campus at the Offices of Austin Ranch in Carrollton, Texas, will serve as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group’s new regional headquarters. 

 
November 11, 2016

Brill is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and is Predictive Health’s chief medical officer. He has formerly served as a medical director for several managed care organizations and has run independent practice organizations and physician-hospital organizations

November 11, 2016

Patients using HIV-specialized pharmacies more likely to use regimens on guideline.

November 8, 2016

The companies believe their submission has the potential to be the first of a proposed biosimilar for the drug in the United States. 

November 4, 2016

McKesson Specialty Health’s Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by call center research and consulting organization BenchmarkPortal.

November 3, 2016

Benzer Pharmacy will be delivering Novartis’s limited-distribution drug Cosentyx through five of its locations. 

November 3, 2016

Diplomat Pharmacy on Wednesday shared the financial results for its third quarter ended Sept. 30, showing increases in revenue and dispensed prescriptions, but also a drop in profit per prescription dispensed and its gross margin.

November 1, 2016

The $1.7 billion acquisition brings two potential treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to Allergan’s global research and development pipeline.